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to dougy. we have all become well-versed in the michelle obama of first ladyhood. it didn't follow the hillary clinton model putting her ivy league degrees behind promoting policy or the traditional model of first ladies who, let's face it, have tended not to move around so much. michelle obama has carved out a unique way of being first lady, simply being herself. remember her official white house photo. what you might most recall about it are, two things unlike any portrait of any first lady before and after. her left and right arms. welcome to the gun show. you will see something more remarkable. right there in the room with her looking out over her well-toned left shoulder is president obama thomas jefferson. by picking this back drop, the first lady also brought into the room another part of white house history where women like her were treated like property instead of people. there she stands on the other end of that timeline, a living rebuke to that history, her body, her personhood, possessed by no one but herself. more than any of the other women that have held the title be
of this move. find us on facebook and we want to know about how you feel about michelle obama wearing the same dress again over in public. >>> picture this. you've been told you have to get out, get out of your home in ten minutes. >> that's not long. in fact that's how long abc2news has been on the air now. what do you take with you? important documents? >>> it's a question that people have faced with severe weather in recent weeks. charley crowson works with you tonight. >> it's been a week since sandy destroyed homes and neighborhoods and thousands with no where to go. and it's the pleas that are often the most heartbreaking. >> we have nothing. >> reporter: while the peak of the storm missed maryland by just 100 miles we're just as vonnerrable to disaster here large and small. to give yourself the best chance, you need to prepare and do it now. >> you need to be prepared to take care of yourself for the first 48 hours. >> reporter: you'll want plenty of water and food. >> if you have to get out early a disaster go kit is essential. >> reporter: it should include >> put it in the trunk. it'
candidate five years ago. the president and first lady michelle obama are in chicago where they'll spend election day and watch the results roll in. >>> mitt romney was working until the very last minute in hopes of winning the election. he this morning and off to cleveland and pittsburgh, the rallies with supporters there, hoping that they head to the polls and cast a ballot for him. pennsylvania has long been a democratic stronghold. >>> well, outside groups, including super pacs, nonprofit advocacy groups have spent nearly $53 until just on virginia senate race alone which is the top in the nation. >> we get to kristin fisher who's at washington elementary school in alexandria where george allen is voting voting this morning. good morning, kristin. what can you tell us? has the candidate arrived? >> apparently we're having -- >> there she is. good morning, kristin. >>reporter: good morning. well, it is a very chilly election morning, but that hasn't stopped virginians from getting out early. look at this line outside the washington mill elementary school in mount vernon. it's at lea
are joining big crowds during this campaign. talking about michelle obama and ann romney. tom fitzgerald is in the web center. the role of spouse changeed for decades and changing again. they're not talking husbands but policy. >> and that is not that longing on that a spouse was basically relegated in their appearances to women's -- women's political clubs and that is a distant memory these days. both of these women, michelle obama and ann romney are out there talking policy and enjoying huge crowds made up of both men and women. they can be their own step in the first step along forming a political career of their own. they have the skills and have been on display as recently as today. romney in columbus, ohio, and the first lady speaking in jacksonville. >> we believe that the truth matters. and you don't take shortcuts and gain the system. finally, we believe in keeping our priorities straight we know good and well that cutting sesame street is no way to balance our budget. we know better than that. >> and this is a special day for me today. this is my last day. for doing my came --
michelle obama and ann romney have higher approval ratings than their husbands. no surprise. >> no kidding. they're not the ones elected. that's a bogus number. exhausted and emotional, in the final hours, both relied heavily on the candidates' wives. abc's sharyn alfonsi reports on their workload. >> reporter: for michelle obama and ann romney, it is the end of a long grueling road. >> it is an emotional day for me, because i were i could tell you what i learned. >> reporter: they have been there every step of the way from the photo-ops. >> may i introduce to you. >> to the stump speeches. >> this is our time. >> reporter: to the conventions. >> michelle, i love you so much. what a lucky man i am. >> ann would have succeeded at anything she wanted to do. >> reporter: both women displaying equal parts charm. >> i love you so much. >> reporter: and steely endurance. >> we have been in so many of your communities. >> reporter: michelle obama's been a key fund raiser campaigning at 191 events. >> it sound like you are fired up and ready to go. >> reporter: ann romney a regular on the trail to
. a look at first lady michelle obama and ann romney, who hopes to call 1600 pennsylvania avenue home soon enough. she was at a rally in virginia yesterday. they had a -- a line along the lines, are we going to be neighbors soon? the crowd loved that. a cool line. it is d-day. >>> first, president obama will spend this election day in chicago where he will watch the returns come in tonight. >> but before heading home he held one last campaign rally in iowa. the state that started it all for him four years ago. with his voice hoarse, appearing to wipe a tear from his eye, the president told a crowd of 20,000 in des moines that real progress has been made over the last four years but there is more work to do. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney wrapped up his final rally of the day before a crowd of 12,000 in manchester, new hampshire, unexpected battleground state. a sentimental journey since romney kicked off the campaign in the state and has been back almost 25 times this year. a lot of time and money for four electoral votes but they're going for everybody. >>> we'll hear from the candidates as r
candidates are counting on the candidates' wives to reel in the undecided voters. for michelle obama and ann romney, it's a long grueling road. >> it's an emotional day for me because i wish i could tell you what i've learned on the road. >> reporter: they've been there every step of the way from the photo ops. >> may i introduce to you -- >> reporter: to some speeches. >> this sour time. >> reporter: to the convention speeches. >> michelle, i love you so much, what a lucky man i am. >> ann would have succeeded at anything she wanted to do. >> reporter: more more than a year, both women displaying equal parts charm. >> -- love you so much. >> reporter: and steely endurance. >> we've been in so many of your communities. >> reporter: michelle obama has campaigned at 191 events. >> it sounds like you're fired up and ready to go. >> reporter: and romney has been there, too. this this weekend appearing in five states. >> it's amazing to have this kind of emotion come to us. it makes me believe we can win colorado. >> reporter: throughout the campaign, both women have tried to show voters the othe
the president and first lady, michelle obama, participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. before it began the president hosted a white house breakfast for vet advance. afterwards he and mrs. obama visited arlington section 60, dedicated to servicemen who died in iraq and afghanistan. they also shared private words with families of deceased servicemembers. the president noted to applause that this was the first veterans day since forces left iraq. an oversized american flag flying over domino's sugar refinery to commemorate veterans day. the pole had to be repaired after a storm knocked it down 25 years ago. >> today we're restoring that on veterans day, a 10 foot by 12-foot flag, which will rise up over the refinery and next to that iconic sign we'll have a flag over the harbor forever. >> the raising of the new flag is just one of the many ways the company is celebrating their 90th anniversary. the baltimore ravens along with the maryland food bank gathers food and funds for the hungry. hoping to exceed last year's total of $26,000, and more than 11,000 pounds o
, the candidates' wives. michelle obama and ann romney have higher approval ratings than their husbands. they've been mack the rounds, both trying to show the other side of their spouses but does a candidate's spouse rolley have an many act on the election? can they swing voters? do the candidates' wives have an impact? you can log on to our facebook page and join in on the conversation. >> coming up at 6:00, police got quite a surprise during a drug bust in anne arundel. a three foot alligator. more on this unusual find and when disaster strikes, scammers pounce. a warning about super storm sandy and home repairs. those stories and more coming up at 6:00. here's a preview of what's ahead at 6:30. >> american turns to diane sawyer and the best political team. behind the scenes tonight. world news with diane sawyer. the election news special live from election headquarters in times square. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and th
with a gift from first lady michelle obama and the u.s. and a baseball cap. >> an event tailor-made for female ribbons fans. -- ravens fans. 5000 led the ravens fans packed the stadium for purple evening. that always sold out event featured food, drinks, an exclusive access, giveaways, and special appearances by ribbons players. the annual event was originally scheduled for last month, but was postponed because of the possibility of an orioles home playoff game. >> your forecast, with tom tasselmyer. >> across the region, it was chilly. if you look at high temperatures, numbers are 10 to 15 degrees below normal for this time of year. 20's for afternoon highs, up in the adirondacks. it was almost winter, across much of the east. in baltimore, the high was only 48 degrees. the average is 61. we were 13 and below normal. that is the current temperature. it is getting cold outside. in the skies will stay clear, with dry conditions and light winds, so the temperature will continue to fall. freese warnings, for central and northern maryland and northern virginia, as well as parts of the eastern shor
. michelle obama is expected to join her husband at his last stop in iowa. >>> mitt romney making stops in key states as well today. making his pitch to voters, he will be in florida, virginia and new hampshire, going to watch the returns in boston, he was in iowa and ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia yesterday campaigning. abc 2 news.com is the place for the election news and results. always check the latest news under the politics tab. >>> ravens are back in baltimore, coming off of a winks getting ready for sunday's game with oakland. what you need to know about yesterday. it happened on two drives. first of the game resulted in a touchdown for baltimore, in between then and the last five minutes of the fourth quarter it didn't look good at all. the ravens trailed the browns by one point for putting together a touchdown drive that sealed the game, they added on the field goal after that. final score, ravens win 25-15. >>> tonight the ladies at mt bank stadium. they are hosting a purple evening geared towards female fans, on field drills and the opportunity to neat ravens players. ther
a bit later. have a great evening. bye. ♪ "e.t." >>> "entertainment tonight" has michelle obama's only interview about superstorm sandy. >> night vision cameras capture new york's superstorm blackout. >> total and complete darkness. >> as the first lady shares personal stories. >>> plus -- heartbreaking new images of the devastation and how the stars are raising money. ♪ i'm in a new york state of mind ♪ >> we just have to be there for each other. kristen stewart. robert pattinson. taylor lautner. >>> dr. phil is here with the story of the wannabe half-town bride. who's sabotaging her wedding? >> oh, my god.
the white house. talk about what's going on at the white house with regard to style. >> yeah. michelle obama has been in the fashion spotlight for some time now. but with president obama serving another four years and the first daughters are a little bit older, we're definitely going to see more of what they are wearing and paying attention to the designers. >> it's funny because this is election night and this is the family on stage here. and i must say, i love those outfits those girls have on. and i did take notice. >> sasha wore a gorgeous skirt. but they are known for wearing more affordable pieces. and that skirt she wore on election night was worn by malia at a state dinner in 2011. rerare pieces and hand them down. >> we were showing pictures of the obamas out and about. you can see some of the fashion forward thinking we're talking about. one thing i like about it is they are still relatively young. 14 and 11. they are not dressed too grown for their age or too flirty. but it's trendy and age appropriate. how do they capture that and really how can all of us do that? >> yeah. absolu
christmas at the white house. first lady michelle obama was presented with the official white house christmas tree. >> it's a go. good. we can have christmas now. >> thank you so much. >> daughter sasha and malia gave the 19 footer from north carolina the onceover. michelle obama gives it thumbs up, says we'll take it. meanwhile, the oregon state university men's basketball team got the presidential treatment this thanksgiving. president obama seen here joking with the team. first lady invited the team and her brother, who is the coach to have dinner with the family. >>> just ahead, two women fired after a picture surfaces on facebook. one of them is flipping the bird during a trip to the tomb of the unknowns. is this fair? we're on the case. >>> plus, two people dead and a dozen in serious condition. did you see this? a tragic pileup involving 100 vehicles on a highway. we're now hearing what's to blame here. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why shoul
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. you would, we would do it if it would help them. michelle obama has done a great job in bringing this to forefront. we need to change the agriculture bill and the food bill and change the incentives because those don't really take into account the real costs of eating unhealthy foods. the third thing is you know, one of the most ways of healing your own self is to do something for someone else. that's why i'm on the board of the san francisco food bank. they're doing an amazing work feeding the hungry is primal thing. when you help someone else, it helps you. am i going to look out for number one or am i going to help other people? when you help someone else, helping those one out of five people in this country who go to bed hungry every night it helps you. >> no one stand taller than one when who bends on one need to lift someone up. >> exactly. >> gavin: dr. dean ornish makes it seem simple for make modest diet changes for lifelong results. but when you're poor you're likely to miss out from the beginning especially for a now to my point. (vo) jennifer granholm ... >>for every
encounter led to headlines in the british tabloids when barack and michele obama visited buckingham palace with a first time in march 2009. at a reception for heads of state attending did g20 summit the queen and circulated informally through the crowd of high-powered gas. as michele and the queen were talking, they turned toward one of her ladies in waiting to show their difference in height. the queen is about 5-foot three or five ft. four. michele, as you know, nearly 6 feet. the first lady put her arm around the queen and responded by lightly in circling machel's waste. the palace videographer told me that they were totally spontaneous gestures. the tabloid it made a fuss about what they called an unthinkable protocol violation by the american first lady. in fact, the queen was completely relaxed about what heard top advisers called for a display of affection and appreciation. elizabeth's day at the kentucky derby was arranged by one of her closest american friends, will ferris, a former ambassador to britain and a fellow in thoroughbred breeder. during her fifth private holiday on his
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or the first lady michelle obama. >> do you remember what somebody else wore at an event. >> oddly enough, i can't always remember what i wear, but i remember events by clothes. when i went to the janet jackson concert in 1984, i remember exactly what i wore. >> the new york aquarium sits right there on the beach, and a lot of heroic employees stood their ground and saved the fish there. >> erica, you're new here, but you should know that i'm the queen of practical jokes, and when you at least expect it, you will be the target of many, so there is a thing you've heard of, photobombing, now we have phone bombing. and we have this adorable wedding picture, 88 years in the ma making. and it's a bunch of fun things we will recap. >> and a heart warming story of survival. this abandoned dog has made a comeback. >> and we're going to talk about the current season of "the voice" with christina aguilera. >> first, we have a final check of weather. it's like if you miss this, you won't know anything for the rest of the day. >> yes, don't look up at the sky, it will just confuse you. we're looking at
is still existing today and it is striking to me this divide between the perception of michele obama among white women and black women. white women find it appalling she has given up her career to be the first lady. many of my black friends particularly of my generation think it is the most wonderful thing in the world, that he saves her down as it used to be called in the olden days, all women didn't have to be a spinster but in the context of a black man who loves you, this romantic overlay of it, that black women and so rarely seen as beautiful, as lovable, the idea that this symbolic dimension of what michele obama is, clearly adored so much more than all the other first ladies in this very spontaneous lovely way, there's a subtle difference between the way in which black women see her giving up her career that she could do that, and b.a. lady, she is not somebody who is working all the time and our history as we were called a time no matter what. to be able to give that to raise one's children and have one's mother also there is a little bit different, a little bit subtle but powerful
columbus. the first lady michelle obama is campaigning in virginia today. at 5:30 eastern, we will take you to petersburg where she will be speaking with supporters. tonight on c-span, mitt romney and paul brian will be joined by their wives for a rally in west chester, ohio. another big names are appearing including condoleezza rice and senator john mccain this evening at 7:30 eastern and we will have that live on c-span. while we wait to hear from president obama in ohio, part of this morning's "washington journal," good morning to you. i want to assure you that 2012 battleground map we have been featuring for the last week or so here on the "washington journal." assuring the swing states in this election. this morning on the washington journal, we want to hear from the voters in the non-yellow states. everyone else in a blue, give us a call. we want to hear what you think about campaign 2012. our phone lines are open. we have already been getting a few comments on facebook. we want to start of christopher's from minnesota, he writes in, the electoral college needs to go away. john from m
obama abrazando a michelle obama y decía, 4 años más, es el tuit má tuiteado de la historia, 455 mil personas han hecho eco de la historia, pero mire usted las cifras ,para que vea la importancia de las redes sociales en la elección. >>> el evento más tuiteado de la historia del país con 31 millones de tuits, el momento climax fue cuando los grandes medios anunciaron la victoria del presidente barack obama, también rompimos records de tuits en español con más de 100 mil tuits (información en pantalla) pero no crea que esos tuits se desvanecen en el aire, también hay un índice político de twitter que midió la popularidad de ambos candidatos en al contienda, eso mide el pulso de la calle, por ejemplo, el 29 de agosto, fin de la convención nacional república, mitt romney muy arriba, con su discurso muy esperado, pero con el fin de la convención nacional demócrata era el presidente barack obama que gozaba de popularidad en twitter y mitt romney estaba preparándose para los debates presidenciales. >>> con el primer debate presidencial, mitt romney va ganando en twitter, si
to rally the crowd. and michelle obama will be appearing in orlando later today. by the end of the day, done all they can do and might be a brief moment of pause. before then, it is a mad dash to the finish line which includes five stops in virginia and four stops in ohio in just 48 hours. the vice presidential candidates are doing their part. joe biden and his wife have two stops planned in virginia today including a visit to sterling. joined by singer john melencamp. >>> then travel to colorado and iowa. the man on top of the republican ticket mitt romney hits four sunday. two in virginia and one in ohio before bringing his campaign to rest with a rally in new hampshire. endless speeches will be in wisconsin and ohio and wrap up his day in iowa. monday is more about energizing supporters and getting them out to the polls. >> it's going to be a close election. the national election is tied. the key part is what's happening on the battleground states. president obama has his advantage at this stage of the game and how do you get the vote out? that's going to be the critical point. >> i
as first lady. michelle obama shows off her outfit that is trending today. >> of course it is. >>> question 7 passed in maryland. so what is next, as maryland brings a casino with table games to the state? >>> cars, buses, trains, people, all packed in, inauguration planning already under way. i'm adam tuss. a fast forward through the headlines. president obama and the first family on their way back to washington. >>> the manhunt for a leesburg man is over tonight. jonathan cowden turned himself in to police around 4:30 this afternoon. police wanted to talk to cowden about a gun incident in his apartment parking lot and also about guns and a bulletproof vest they found in his house during the search. they believe some of it was stolen from an fbi car last year. so far, cowden faces two charges. >>> crews breaking out the salt trucks in new jersey, gearing up for a wintry blast. the region battered last week by superstorm sandy set to be hit by another coastal storm. governor chris christie warning that people who just got power back, they could potentially lose it again. >>> doug, what's go
letter from first lady michelle obama. it was presented with the first lady's note during a house visit from senator barbara mikulski. the 17-year-old spent two weeks following -- at shock trauma following the shooting. he has undergone three surgeries. >> it has come down to today. a couple of hours it will be time to wait for the election results. our live team coverage continues tonight from all over the region. this is the democratic headquarters at m&t bank stadium as we head into what could be a very long night. >> prove that it is never too early to learn about the political process. i am tim tooten with that story, coming up. >> the polls have closed and boats are being counted at the montessori school in luther bill. they held a mock election to teach students about politics. the students for barrier to take part. tim tooten has that story. -- the students were very eager to take part. >> the montessori school students took a short break from classes to cast their ballot for president. there were no long lines, exit polls, or undecided voters. >> i talked to my parents about it
in his second victory speech. >> he thanked his wife, first lady michelle obama, for marrying him 20 years ago and said he's proud to watch the rest of america fall in love with her as well. and he thanked his two daughters. >> sasha and malia, the -- before our very eyes, you're growing up to become two strong smart, beautiful young women, just like your mom and i am so proud of you guys. but i will say that for now, one dog is probably enough. >> you'll remember four years ago in his victory speech, the president promised the girls they would have a new puppy on pennsylvania avenue, and they got him, first dog bo, now at the white house. he's become a fan favorite. >> and paul ryan's sons and nephew found a way to pass the time. there they are, this is in ohio. they played a little football on the tarmac at the cleveland airport. ryan attended another event in richmond before heading to boston to watch the returns with mitt romney. >> president obama's former nanny reacting to his victory. the trans gender person was mr. obama's nann
today. first lady michelle obama will shake stops in hampton and petersburg tomorrow. bill clinton will be no roanoke and -- in roanoke and then join the president at jiffy lube live. paul ryan is scheduled to make a stop tomorrow in richmond. >>> today is the last day for early voting in maryland. governor o'malley authorized an additional day of early voting after it was shut down for two days because of hurricane sandy. the governor also extended early voting hours and you can cast ballots from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today. >>> only a few hundred people in the d.c. area still without power from hurricane sandy at this point. although the numbers have jumped up in the last 30 minutes -- 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live at national harbor. dominion virginia crews are meeting this morning there to head north and help out. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning. well, in just two hours, all 50 of these trucks will be heading north up to the hard hit areas of new york and new jersey and these trucks will be carrying get this -- 1500 skilled technicians. that include
with two distinctive styles. >> michelle obama wears h & m, things that the normal person could buy, even though the majority of the time she is dressed in high-end designer clothing. she still that has that relatable touch to her. >> ann romney typically favors more high end. >> ann romney dresses in a very refined, expensive looking way. she wears a lot of designer clothing, but she still has fun with her style. she mixes prints. she loves a bright red dress. >> while both women received high praise for their convention attire, they have also faced criticism for some of their wardrobe choices. michelle obama for not wearing an american designer to a state dinner last night and ann romney ruffled some feathers when she word this $900 bird print t-shirt earlier this year, but regardless of the highs and lows, it's not just about who wore what about you how these women will leave their mark. >> well, avril graham is executive fashion and beauty editor for "harper's bazaar." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> with all the stress of the campaign it's fun to talk about something like fa
or romney? >> i would say from a military's perspective. i'm a spouse, michelle obama has done great things for military families. >> reporter: romney has promised to reduce the federal work force by 10%, cutting two jobs for every one that's filled. who's better romney or obama for fedel workers? >> it's a question contains a logical fallacy. i'm not going to answer that. >> i'd have to say obama might be the better. >> reporter: because? >> it seems romney might want to slash some jobs and cut unnecessary spending. >> reporter: romney would eliminate some departments and cap government spending at 20% without cutting defense spending. >> i disagree with that. he's going to take a beat ax and not think about it. >> romney wants to lay us off and obama just froze our salaries so i guess between the two, it'd be obama. >> reporter: so obviously it's clear federal and local workers we talked to feel they have more job security under barack obama if re-elected. of course this doesn't apply to the thousands of people who are political appointees. they will be packing should mitt romney win this
to be actually addicted to the internet. >>> plus, recycling is in. first lady michelle obama, the duchess of cambridge among the women seen wearing the same outfit more than once at high profile events. is it the new fashion trend? christina aguilera drops by to talk about her team on this season of "the voice" and what it is like to mentor up and coming talent. for now we'll send it back to you in d.c. >> thank you. >> thanks so much. >> okay. >>> all right. well, food trucks have become a lunch time staple for thousands in d.c. >> but some of those restaurants on wheels say newly proposed regulations are threatening to put them out of business. news 4's derrick ward talked to some vendors who say the rules go too far. >> reporter: when we were young lunch time often meant a smiling face offering you good, wholesome fare. now in the bustling, grownup work day world lunch time often comes from a truck but it still can be good fare. >> i just tasted some beef briskets from the barbecue truck. >> reporter: no these aren't the ice cream trucks we chased for blocks as kids. these vendors come
between michele obama and white women and black women. something she has given up her career to be the first lady. and many think it is the most wonderful thing in the world. the successful woman didn't have to be a spencer bachus actually in the context of a man that loves you -- there is a romantic overlay. they are so rarely seen as beautiful and lovable. but this symbolic dimension of what michele obama, she so clearly is adored in this lovely spontaneous way. i think there is a subtle difference in the way in which black women -- that she could give up her career and be a lady, but she is not someone who is working all the time. our history as has been we work all the time no matter what. and to be able to give that up and helping one's own children -- i think it's very powerful in terms of this function when we talk about marriage. >> okay, weird when ask you one last question before we open for a q&a. the question i want to pose is what is next. what's next? what is next for the obama administration. it can be a grassroots on the ground question. >> okay. we can talk a
.c. a little over an hour from now, the first lady, michelle obama, will be presented with the white house christmas tree. it was selected in october and harvested this month. christmas trees are a tradition for many people this time of year. there's another tradition that gives special meaning, the real meaning to the holiday season for christians worldwide. i'm talking about the story of the birth of jesus christ. now a new book challenges everything you may think you know. and you'll never guess who the author is. co-editor of cnn's belief belong. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> this book was written by the pope? >> it was. i thought you were going to say it was written by me, which would have been nice. but, no, it's written by the pope. it really spells out important pieces of the christmas story tradition that the pope says are wrong. three points. the timing, the animals and the angels. >> so let's start with the timing. s. >> historical ly, the calendar has revolved around the year jesus was born, which people usually recognize as the year zero. the pope is saying in this
, it's gametime. we don't get another chance tomorrow. >> and michelle obama's name -- make sure you vote. get people out to the polls. this is literally going down to the wire. >> further complicating things. in new jersey, they extended the voting deadline and you can vote online because of the storm damage. , wet of the votes ,w won't know when they are tallied. new jersey is not competitive. if it is close -- there may be a recount or legal challenges. i worry about a 50-50 country. people are really empassioned about the election. they may not see specificity in the next four years but i wonder, if it is close, people will get fired up. >> one side or the other will argue about legitimacy. it.oth sides -- you've seen and for seaside viewers -- there is the debate about if all the public polls are wrong, the think obama will win, the polls look better for him than mitt romney. a lot of conservatives say the polls are manipulated. i tried to find where the preponderance of the polls were wrong. this is not mean that you cannot have this unexplained and undetectable surge among the
the democratic national convention in charlotte, but michelle obama spent time there. this race is pretty interesting. when you look at some of the exit polling you're seeing the president do very well among women. i think it was 52% we had in the smaller samples of the state, exit polls there. and we're looking at church attendance, where mitt romney is doing a little better than the president. >> brown: but this was the question, stu, for the president, to hold this coalition, the expanding the vote he was able to do in 2008 nay place like north carolina. and as we were hearing from mark and david earlier, in virginia and other places. >> right. in north carolina, with 60%, he has a fighting chance. i think most of us thought he would be a slight underdog, winning by opinion 3% when he was the insurgent candidate, change candidate, it looked more difficult. but north carolina is really interesting. the president won it it last time. it's a close race now. yet, today, the-- voters in north carolina have elected a republican as governor, pat mccrorp. and two years ago, republicans sweeppe
for sure and michelle obama. >> michelle, i have never loved you more, i have never been prouder that watch the rest of america fall in love with you too, as our nation's first lady. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: a great moment there. the president saying last night listen i have not maybe been the perfect president. he always says that, but i was listening to what you wanted me to do and i tried to do my best. >> obama: whether i earned our vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you and you've made me a better president. >> bill: and just jump in here to the very final words. this is the president his last campaign event of his career. >> obama: we are and forever will be the united states of america and together with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward you and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you america. god bless you. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: very great moment last night. peter, some important senate races, too. democrats had a good night in the u.s. senate. >> democrats had a gre
first lady. michelle obama is such a big fan of the hit pbs series abby that her office asked for an advance copy of the upcoming season of the program and got from the producer from the united kingdom. the show's third season is currently airing over there in great britain but it doesn't air here in the u.s. until january. the hill reports the producers were more than happy to send mrs. obama dvds of the current season so long as she would not spoil the episodes for the rest of the entire country. >> bill: you have to have friends over to the white house to watch it. >> it could start spreading. joe biden had a cool meeting yesterday. the vice president got together with bono, lead singer of the rock band u2. they talked about global development, a.i.d.s. and fighting poverty. he's is in town for several meetings. >> bill: the reporters, i was at the briefing yesterday reporters went bonkers because suddenly there were rumors that bono was walking out of the west wing and people flew out of the briefing room
. wisconsin, ohio and iowa. >> barack obama has been re-elected. >> reporter: he and first lady michelle obama rejoiced with the vice president and his wife and other friends and family. the president, giving a special thank you to the first lady. >> and i wouldn't be the man i am today without the woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago. let me say this publicly. michelle, i have never loved you more. i have never been prouder to watch the rest of america fall in love with you, too, as our nation's first lady. >> reporter: the president tweeted to his supporters, we're all in this together. that's how we campaigned. and that's who we are. crowds rejoiced in times square. outside the white house. in chicago. but not so much at the headquarters for mitt romney in boston, where bystanders said, you could hear a pin drop, as the networks called the election for president obama. reports last night that governor romney was so confident in his victory, he had only written one speech beforehand, a victory speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given ou
, into the personal worlds of the twitterverse. michelle obama tweeting this, four more years. that was at a campaign stop in davenport, iowa. and this, from mitt romney's body man. talking to overflow crowds in fairfax, virginia. and another from his body man. eric draper, take a look. so much more to see here on twitter. we'll look at it all morning, all day long here, george. >> that's a great shot. thank you. that was. that was fantastic. >>> other photos coming in right now. vice president joe biden voting in the state of delaware. there he is, walking into the polling place with his wife, dr. jill biden. and his son, dr. beau biden behind him. delaware a safe state for the president and joe biden. both candidates campaigning hard for women support. let's look at their prospects with our team of powerhouse women. nicolle wallace, donna brazile, who ran al gore's campaign, and cokie roberts. cokie, let me begin with you and put up other figures from our poll. it shows president obama leading among women, 53% to 45%. an eight-point lead right now. governor romney, winning with men. 50% to 45%. pre
to the candidates. michelle obama and ann romney do their fair share of pinning. pinterest is popular. the biggest driver of traffic, but that's okay. >> we can take a little bit from our research and paper and pull out facts and put them in in a visual way. >> crafts, food and drink, home dec decor, kids, photography. there are so many different categories on pinterest. none related to politics. as far as politics being added to the mix, pinterest says we don't comment on future plans. that bothers anderson. >> the fact of the matter is politics are part of it. a lot of politically minded people on pinterest. >> a lot of people looking online to be inspired. a recent pew study reported 36% of social networking site users found those sites important in keeping up with political news. >> and i am obsessed with pinterest. >> and you're on it too. i keep up with our news 4 today pinterest page. >> you cover all things beautiful and we fall into that category. >> we'll be discussing that later. and we're asking for your repin. talking about the weather today, not too much change is involved as far as
that white women find it appalling that michelle obama has given up her career to be the first lady. many of my black friends, particularly of my generation, think it is the most wonderful thing in the world. that he sits her down, as it used to be called in the old days. in the context of a black man who loves you. so there is this other romantic over later that black women are so rarely seen as beautiful and lovable that the idea -- this symbolic the mention of what michelle -- michelle obama is. she is a dort more than of the first ladies in this spontaneous lovely way -- she is adored more than some of the other first ladies in this spontaneous, lovely way. and be a lady. that she is not somebody who is working all the time. our history is we are working all the time, no matter what. to be able to give that up to raise one's children and have one smothered their is a little bit different, and little bit subtle but i think it is really powerful in terms of this romantic function of what we're talking about when we talk about marriage. >> one last question before we open up for question
women have been giving thai newborns, the latest michelle obama, brian obama. >> we are now extremely excited. we are happy. >> reporter: in a village of kogelo his step-grandmother sarah said he's worked hard. people on the rest of this planet celebrating their vote for ones they couldn't cast. world markets also responded positively this morning, and only hours after winning his next term, obama got his first order of foreign business courtesy of british prime minister david cameron saying he wants obama's help to do more to protect the people of syria, put more pressure on the assad regime and assist the rebels. savannah. >> just one in a long to-do list for the president. thanks, michelle. >>> coming up next, big issue in the election, jobs. how to find them no matter what your age. but first this is "today" on nbc. >>> we're back now at 8:44. this morning on "today's money," jobs and the economy. two defining issues with voters during the past campaign. election may be over but not concern over where things are headed and where to find work. jean chatzky is "today's" forecasts ed
and we were poor, let me tell you about our beginning and michelle obama saying we couldn't afford anything, ann romney saying i remember the first business. we didn't know that it would even succeed. and then they did all the television shows and there were certain shows, for example, like "the view" in which mitt romney did not want to appear because he said that he thought the participants were sharp-tongued. i don't know where he got that impression but mrs. romney did come on and both of them have been to the battleground states many times since the convention campaign. mrs. obama going 21 times, mrs. romney, 27 times they went to nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia and new hampshire and these are the ones who have been the surrogates with mrs. obama, no, my husband is not a cold fish. we have dinner every night with the kids. you should know him. you should see that smile. i love him. you should love him. mrs. romney who is very close to her husband in the strategy, she plays a bigger role than just being the wife of, she is the one who said, he is not a stiff m
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